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Love Lust Lost

Let curiosity guide your adventure through this immersive Collingwood wonderland, which hails from the team behind 'A Midnight Visit'.
By Concrete Playground
September 15, 2023
By Concrete Playground
September 15, 2023

If you're in or around Collingwood from now until mid-December, you are in prime position to completely submerge into a world of theatrical delight. On Johnston Street, The Austral sets the stage for Love Lust Lost, the latest production from the convention-shattering creative collective Broad Encounters (A Midnight Visit and Maho Magic Bar). Courtesy of the team's sky-high production limits (and creative prowess), you will explore more than 40 spaces across three floors and 1900 square metres during your visit — so you might want to come more than once to discover every nook.

You'll set sail into a tumultuous ocean of heartbreak and desire, bravery and passion, led by your captain Hans Christian Andersen. The fairytale great's story is imagined alongside those of Jules Verne and Joseph Conrad, with their intimate worlds brought to life with soundscapes, spoken word, ballet, dance, circus, aerial acrobatics, improv comedy and taste.

The true joys of your literary-fuelled adventure exists in the delightfully unknown aspects. Let your curiosity take over as you follow your captain into the storm, chasing each clue and yearning as the mystery unfurls.

Now extended thanks to popular demand, you've got until Saturday, December 16 to dive in — and, because immersive theatre is never the same twice, every attendee gets a different experience.

Images: Graham Denholm / Jeff Busby.

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